Andy Russell writes:

Who can forget the river ... source of so much fun, building dams, seeing how deep we could wade. There was a rocky outcrop at the end of the 'gully'. Next downstream was the Hotel's River Garden, which I thought was close to paradise. The Foster's garden (not often allowed in there). Then the garden of the next house (Mr Bax's) where there was a stone causeway across (presumably some previous attempt at a dam). Then the 'Rocky Place' with the cockamunda lizards. And finally the waterfall, which I thought was huge. How high was it actually? Caves with bats, a big ravine, the rock hyrax.
Wow, were we lucky! And staff who didn't mind taking us to these places on walks, and who didn't seem to care that we were getting muddy and soaked.

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